Here are some organisations where you will be able to find a variety of different forms of help and support.
Matches blood stem cell and bone marrow donors to people with blood cancer and blood disorders. Also provides support to patient and conducts research into bone marrow treatments.
(formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)
0207 405 0101
Caring Cancer Trust
Holidays to the Alps for children recovering from cancer
Chemo to the Rescue
Chemo to the Rescue – a children's book about leukaemia
Child Bereavement Charity
Support when child is bereaved, or when a child has a terminal illness or dies. See online shop for books and information for professionals and families.
Child Death Helpline
0800 282 986 – Or from mobiles 0808 800 6019
The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Children’s Wish Foundation International
Based in the US, they give children days and out and organise treats
Christian Lewis Trust
01792 480 500
Provides counselling, support groups, play therapists and breaks
0800 197 0068
Provides information, support, care grants and respite breaks
A confidential service that can help you find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in your local area.
Cyclists Fighting Cancer
0300 500 4040
Cyclists Fighting Cancer give bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people who have been affected by cancer.
Dreams Come True
0800 018 6013
Makes dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children across the country
08449 744 099
Provides grants to low income families caring for a disabled or seriously ill child
Give Kids the World
Resort located in Florida. Contact via the online form.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
020 7405 9200
Accepts applications from international patients
023 9257 0810
Holiday home in the New Forest available for families of children who have cancer.
07717 532 021
Louise Stewart set up Heads High after her 7 year old daughter found it hard to find suitable wigs after losing her hair during chemo. She has an online shop with products for children, teens and adults.
JD Travel Insurance Consultants
0844 247 4749
Accepts all kinds of medical conditions and age groups
08088 010 444
24 hour dedicated helpline
Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund
Provides support, care grants and respite breaks
Little Princess Trust
0845 094 4509
Accepts hair donations and makes wigs for children
Macmillan Cancer Support
0808 808 00 00
Helpline, information, local support, financial assistance
Make a Wish Foundation
01276 40 50 60
They grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses
020 8974 5931
Set up by parents, aims to help children and families in the Surrey and South West London area
Solving Kids' Cancer
020 7284 0800
Supports families affected by high-risk childhood cancers in the areas of neuroblastoma, brain tumours and sarcomas.
Access health advice and information from the NHS
OMV (Order of Malta Volunteers)
Activity holidays for sick or disabled children and adults
Over the Wall
Runs activity camps for children and young people aged 8-17 who are affected by serious and life limiting illnesses
Paul O’Gorman Lifeline
Helping children with life threatening illnesses from poor countries
020 7923 5500
Counselling in schools
Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness through support workers
Online advice for teens and young people when a parent has cancer
Starlight Children’s Foundation
020 7262 2881
Grants wishes for children who have a serious or terminal illness
Teenage Cancer Trust
020 7612 0370
Improves the lives of teenagers and young people with cancer
The Compassionate Friends
0845 123 2304
Bereaved parents offering friendship, support and understanding to other bereaved parents.
Together for Short Lives
0845 108 2201
Support for families who have a child with a life limiting illness
020 7840 7810
Created by The Tom Grahame Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, Tom’s Gift is a special present sent to children aged 0-16 who require treatment for any type of cancer.
Special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds
08452 03 04 05
Provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families